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Sexual Assault and Aggravated Sexual Assault Attorneys in Sugar Land

Sexual assault is a second-degree felony and is defined under Texas Penal Code Section 22.011(a)(1)(A) through (C). It makes the following illegal:

  • Penetrating the sexual organ or anus of another, by any means, and without consent
  • Penetrating another person’s mouth with a sexual organ without consent
  • Causing someone to come in contact with a sexual organ, anus, or mouth
  • Causing someone to penetrate an organ, anus, or mouth without consent

You face first-degree aggravated sexual assault charges if the alleged act:

  • Caused serious bodily injury to the complainant
  • Caused injury to another
  • Involved threats to harm, kill, or kidnap
  • Involved the use of a deadly weapon
  • Involved substances that impaired the complainant
  • Involved a child under the age of 14

PENALTIES

Second degree felony: 2-20 years imprisonment; maximum fine of $10,000.

First degree felony: 5-99 years imprisonment; maximum fine of $10,000.
Minimum sentence increased to 25 years imprisonment if the complainant is younger than 6 years old.

OTHER CONSEQUENCES

The other consequences for sexual assault go beyond prison, sex offender registration, and fines. You can expect to deal with:

  • Terms of probation
  • Parole limitations
  • Random drug testing
  • Curfew
  • Limitations on where you may live
  • Challenges finding and maintaining employment
  • Limitations on where you may work
  • Challenges returning to school
  • Unable to qualify for federal financial aid
  • Unable to obtain specific professional licenses
  • Loss of your right to own firearms
  • Citizenship issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Loss of custody or visitation with your children
  • Difficulty establishing yourself within a community
  • Strained relationships with family and friends
  • Damage to your reputation
  • Feelings of shame

FAQ

Are you under investigation for Sexual Assault? Should you cooperate with the police investigation and agree to be interviewed?

If you are under investigation for sexual assault, there are several important decisions that you will need to make at the beginning of the investigation. We understand the extreme amount of anxiety that this accusation causes and the terrible collateral effects that the investigation has on your life. On top of the penalties that you are facing if you are convicted, you are probably concerned with the potential damage to your reputation, liability for a civil suit and experiencing the emotional pain and anger that comes with being falsely accused.

No matter what your situation, you need an aggressive and dedicated sexual assault defense attorney who is not afraid to stand up for you and advise you on the best strategies for your case. Deciding whether to cooperate and how exactly you should cooperate is an important and skilled decision that may have serious and lasting implications for your entire case. Do not make this decision alone.

Do You Need a Sexual Assault Defense Attorney in Sugar Land, Texas?

If you have already been arrested for sexual assault, the most important thing for you to do is to hire an experienced trial attorney as soon as possible to defend you against the onslaught of prosecution by state attorneys. You are not guilty until the state’s attorney proves its case in court and you are found guilty by a judge or jury.

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These are highly sensitive, fact-driven criminal cases with enormous stakes. They take tremendous skill, vast experience, dogged tenacity, and compassion.

The prosecutor needs to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Segura & Kiatta, Criminal Defense
345 Commerce Green Blvd
Suite 200
Sugar Land, Texas 77478